Thursday, 26 July 2012

A BEACHY COASTAL MAGAZINE & BOOK HOLDER

COASTAL MAGAZINE BOOK HOLDER 

I AM SORRY THAT I DIDN'T TAKE A BEFORE PICTURE . I WAS SO EXCITED TO JUST GET PAINTING AND FORGOT 

IT WAS AN OLD SOLID BROWN DRAB LOOKING MAGAZINE HOLDER . I AM SURE YOU GET THE PICTURE - BORING !!
YOU HAVE SEEN MANY SITTING IN THE CORNER ,ON THE FLOOR OF YOUR LOCAL THRIFT STORE 
FIRST COAT OF ASCP DUCK EGG ( MY FAVOURITE ) 



2 STRIPS OF PAINTER'S TAPE ACROSS THE HANDLE AREA
 ON BOTH SIDES 

PAINTED THE STRIPED AREA WITH OLD WHITE ASCP 

DISTRESSED WITH SOME SANDPAPER 

WAXED WITH ASCP CLEAR WAX 

TAKES A WHILE TO WAX  EACH AREA ,BUT WELL WORTH THE EFFORT OF A SOLID FINISH

HERE SHE IS NEXT TO VINTAGE CHAIR PAINTED DUCK EGG

HOLDING ONE OF MY FAVOURITE CANADIAN MAGAZINES 

 A CUTE COUPLE !!! WOULDN'T YOU SAY !



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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

I HAVE BEEN FEATURED AT LE CHATEAU DES FLEURS

I HAVE BEEN FEATURED AND I AM SO EXCITED THAT MY BEACH COFFEE TABLE HAS BEEN FEATURED ONCE AGAIN 

                                 PLEASE CHECK OF LE CHATEAU DES FLEURS . 

                                          THIS BLOG IS EVERYTHING FRENCH ! 

      PLEASE TAKE A LOOK  AND YOU CAN FOLLOW HER ON FACEBOOK OR HER BLOG . 

    A WONDERFUL  BLOG TO BE A PART OF . THANK YOU LE CHATEAU DES FLEURS 


SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012

French party on Monday and cell phone pics link party




Thank you so much for linking last week. I have been very busy with the kids and summer break. Hope you will link this week and share your great posts and pictures!

The upholster's wife shared this cute coffee table makeover with us last week. I love the stripes and beach feel. I linked it to pinterest!

Sparkle and co shared her strawberry pic edited with Bonbon filter!

I linked it to Pinterest too!

You are welcome to grab a Featured button!
& link back to your host Le chateau des fleurs.
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Sunday, 22 July 2012

CAN YOU PAINT ANNIE SLOAN ON ANYTHING ?

CAN  you paint everything with Annie Sloan Paint ? I needed to put this theory to the test for myself . I have been donating unwanted items to my  local thrift store for years now,  maybe not this lamp just yet . This lamp came from our Trailer at the Lake . Here is my chance to see if Annie Sloan adheres to EVERYTHING .  





Here is the ugly lamp from Cultas Lake BC 

Brassy gold - I Don't know how to describe it 

LET'S go back to UGLY !!

 

                         One coat of Graphite ASCP . This paint Dries really quickly .

NEEDED 2 TOUCH UP'S ( JUST A LITTLE HERE AND THERE ) TO COVER THE 

THE UGLY !!

and 

                    some CLEAR WAX (ASCP OF COURSE ) TO 

                                BRIGHTEN UP THE GRAPHITE  

A NEW SHADE FROM My LOCAL THRIFT STORE 

 


WHAT DO YOU THINK ?
I WOULD SAY THIS GIRL IS STUNNING NOW ! 

 

FOR THIS VINTAGE LAMP & SHADE , I JUST ADDED THE ASCP STRIPE WITH OLD WHITE .

I DIDN'T WANT TO CHANGE THE LAMP  TOO MUCH .

I JUST LOVE THIS LAMP !


I CAN'T BE STOPPED NOW ! 

ASCP PAINT EVERYWHERE ! LOL

Saturday, 21 July 2012

TROPICAL FLOWER INSPIRATION Chair

                                      ANOTHER DARK & TIRED VINTAGE CHAIR
                                          WITH A TROPICAL FLORAL INSPIRATION
                                       MAYBE  TOO BOLD FOR THIS VINTAGE CHAIR
                                                                            JUST MAYBE


ASCP GRAPHITE TO START WITH SOME DISTRESSING & SANDING 
                                               STAPLE THE NEW FABRIC IN PLACE

FLIP OVER THE SEAT TO MAKE SURE THE FABRIC IS
PULLED JUST RIGHT 

FIT THE FABRIC CUSHION DOWN INTO THE CHAIR & MAKE SURE IT FITS SNUG 

CLEAR WAXING THE DISTRESSED WOOD  

THE GRAPHITE ASCP WILL APPEAR BRIGHT

MAYBE A BIT BRIGHT FOR SOME , BUT IT WOULD LOOK FANTASTIC AT A  BEACH HOUSE  ON A TROPICAL BEACH SOMEWHERE
JUST DREAMING !!


The Upholsters Wife
TILL NEXT TIME


Friday, 20 July 2012

FRESHENING UP A SMALL TELEPHONE CHAIR



I FOUND THIS OLD TIRED ,SCRAPED &  CHIPPY  TELEPHONE CHAIR IN A LOCAL THRIFT STORE . 

 A LITTLE PAINT AND SOME FRESH UPHOLSTERY AND THIS CHAIR WILL HAVE A WHOLE NEW LOOK !!

I FINDING THAT THE MORE I THRIFT , THE MORE I AM DRAWN TO THOSE OLD TIRED  ITEMS THAT OTHERS JUST PASS BY WITHOUT EVEN A SECOND LOOK 




SOME OLD WHITE ASCP 

SANDING & DISTRESSING STILL SHOWING HER "OLDEN  DAY GLORY" 

 


REMOVE THE SEAT AND REUPHOLSTER THE SEAT WITH SOME NEW
UPHOLSTERY FABRIC
WAX WITH SOME ASCP WAX

 


HERE SHE IS READY AND WAITING FOR THAT NEXT CELL PHONE CALL !!


HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY 

KELLEY 

Thursday, 19 July 2012

A SINGLE GIRL IN NEED OF A CHANGE- TABLE

A SINGLE GIRL IN NEED OF A CHANGE 




OLD OCHRE ASCP WITH A 

CUSTOM MIXED MINT GREEN ASCP  

A NEW  DRAWER PULL WITH A LITTLE MORE CHARACTER 

SOME SANDING &  DISTRESSING

WAXED TO A SOLID FINISH  

I THINK THIS OLD GIRL IS READY FOR THE SINGLE LIFE AGAIN 


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

CLAUDINE INSPIRED BEACH END TABLE

I FOUND THIS TABLE AT A LOCAL THRIFT STORE AND I  REMEMBER MY FRIEND CLAUDINE ( FROM CONDENSED LOVE HOME ) SAYING " I ONLY PAINT WITH GREY AND WHITE ". I WAS INSPIRED, AS I NEVER PAINT WITH GREY & WHITE . I DIDN'T HAVE ANY GREY ON HAND , SO I  CUSTOM MIXED SOME GREY 


THIS CUTE TABLE WAS SO DARK BUT MADE OF SOLID WOOD 

NICE CURVES !


FIRST COAT OF MY CUSTOM GREY ASCP PAINT


ADDED SOME OLD WHITE ASCP TO MAKE IT MORE SUMMER BEACHY LIKE !!

USED PAINTER TAPE FOR THE STRIPE 


SOME SANDING & DISTRESSING 

CLEAR WAXED WITH ASCP 


FINALLY DONE !!
MY FIRST GREY & WHITE PIECE . I THINK THERE MAY BE MORE TO COME !!

I have been FEATURED AT WICKED AWESOME WEDNESDAY

I am so excited to be featured !!! Please check out Wicked Awesome Wednesday for these WAW posts  and other posts , You won't be disappointed!
Thank you to the  Wicked Awesome Wednesday for the feature of The Upholsters Wife Beach Coffee Table !!!


WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012


Wicked Awesome Wednesday #71

It's time for WAW #71.  


Katie from Creatively Living made over her hallway.

Mary from Organization Matters made over an antique table.

Cookin' Up Good Times has a recipe for healthy fried rice.
Ashley's Dandelion Wishes made some cute table decorations.

The Upholsterer's Wife made over a side table.

Fonda from Southern Scraps made some placemat pillows. 

Monday, 16 July 2012

I was FEATURED AT ALL STAR BLOCK PARTY









MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012


It's feature time...

Hi Everyone!  It's time for this weeks features.  I want to start by saying thank you to everyone that linked up to our party.  I can't believe all the link ups we had this week.  I had a great time visiting and meeting each one of you. 

  Now the hard part......picking out my favorites.  You guys make it very difficult each week for me to pick my favorites because there are just so many wonderful projects linked up.  Now on with the show...









Kelley painted this beachy secretary.  I have a thing for blue and white right now and I love how this turned out.  Great job.
Kelley @ The Upholster's Wife

THANK YOU TO ALL STAR BLOCK PARTY for featuring me . Please check out her blog for other amazing features & join the party .

Thursday, 12 July 2012

AN OLYMPIC TRIBUTE



OUR Track Club went to EUGENE Oregon for a Track meet back in April . We were able to live & breath the life of TRACK TOWN USA . While we were there, we spent some time honouring STEVE PREFONTAINE "PRE " an Olympic Legend from Oregon . Here is my "PRE " tribute chair that will be at our Track Fundraiser on Saturday . In celebration of the upcoming Olympics in London, we wish every athlete success in the Summer Olympic !!



My "PRE " CHAIR - To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift
Steve Prefontaine 


One coat of ASCP graphite & sand 


Pre- stick letters From any craft store 


ONE COAT ASCP OLD WHITE 

REMOVE LETTERS

START TO DISTRESS & WAX 
THE ROCK 
GIVING EVERYTHING !!
AMAZING PLACE TO RACE  IN EUGENE OREGON ( O-DUCKS )

FINISHED & OFF TO THE FUNDRAISER